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History of Jaguar Cars [Kindle Edition]

Dawn Martin
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jaguar Cars began in 1922, and Blackpool, Lancashire seemed an unpromising launch platform for a car that became as aspirational as it did. In the years that followed the end of World War 1, Sir William Lyons, then known as Bill, appeared to be a pushy young motorcycle sidecar manufacturer with delusions of grandeur. Ambitious to move up to cars, in 1927, he used his Swallow Sidecar workers coach building skills to make bodies for Austin Sevens, giving them a status they scarcely deserved.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0045OUPY8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
A lot of factual errors about the various car models.
The XJ220 is described as being a V12 and 4wd and every car enthusiast who was a teenager or older at the time of launch knows it was a turbo v6.

Needed a better proof read as the venturi under the car is described as a venture, and it jumps back and forth in time and models. Models from the last 15 years are covered in a couple of small paragraphs each as if the author got bored?

But a good basic grounding at a cheap price.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing history of Jaguar Cars 15 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Was the book proof read?
Lots of elementary spelling mistakes and missing words.
What about the XJ8 model?
Jumped backwards and forwards too much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of Jaguar Cars 8 Sept. 2012
By Aviator
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent book,well written and very informative.Found lots of information about the Marks of Jaguar cars that I was not aware of,especially the Mk 7 Jag which I somehow thought had had a longer run than it actually did.(It seems to have had a very short sales life.) As I have said a very interesting read and well worth the money
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor book! 8 Sept. 2010
By Nick I
The price of the book doesn't reflect the quality of the book, it should of been a lot cheaper!! It has a stupid watermark "written by Dawn Martin" across every page!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A very brief history of Jaguar cars 5 Aug. 2012
By Twoell76 - Published on
Very brief indeed. I read the entire book in about 20 minutes. Although it gives some interesting info about the early history of the mark, it greatly suffers from lack of any detail pertaining to Jaguars of the past 30 years, especially those Jaguars still on the road today. As an example, the XK8 suffered from automatic transmission problems from 96-99 that required those transmissions to be replaced during any regular maintenance done at the dealer. No mention was made of this.
This short book, okay for $2.99, reads more like a compilation of Jaguar brochures through the ages rather than a objective viewpoint from an author with no association with Jaguar.
The early history of the mark and the trials and tribulations that Jaguar went through in it's formative years is interesting, but limited in it's scope. For your $2.99 kindle version, it's what you would expect for the money. Would I recommend it? For non-Jaguar enthusiasts that simply want a brief overview, yes. For Jaguar owners who would like an in-depth history of the mark and it's models through the years, I would certainly recommend going elsewhere. There are a lot of good Jaguar books out there, and I recommend those by Nigel Thorley.
5.0 out of 5 stars can recommend 4 July 2013
By Bill Wright - Published on
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a much better balanced book than the Aston Martin one the early middle & current periods have been given equal attention & coverage
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok book 10 April 2013
By Beth Jesserer - Published on
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This book doesn't give the enjoyment that my son likes in cars but he still like the cars in this book ive gave it 4 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 10 Sept. 2014
By meoff - Published on
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It's a good book it tells you a lot about jaguar. Get this book if you like jaguar. Good book:)
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 10 Nov. 2014
By Harold Fernandez - Published on
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They could include better pictures, not only tiny and low resolution one picture per model
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